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NASCAR crew Chief Nick Harrison Tragically Passes Away at 37

Published Mon Jul 22 2019 By rhyss
NASCAR crew Chief Nick Harrison Tragically Passes Away at 37

Nick Harrison, the man behind the No. 11 Chevrolet Camaro of Kaulig Racing, is no more with us. He died at 37.

Matt Kaulig, the owner of Kaulig Racing and team president Chris Rice announced the tragic news on Twitter.

The cause of death is not revealed yet.

His death comes as a huge setback for the team. The man has been a fixture in the garage for over a decade. He served as a crew chief in all the NASCAR national series since 2006.

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In addition, he sat atop the pit that oversaw 120 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Race and furthermore, worked in 184 NASCAR Xfinity Series races. Not only that, he won atop the pit box in 2012 together with Kurt Busch.

NASCAR legend Nick Harrison dies at 37. Source: WGHP

In the Xfinity series, he won four out of his five series, three with Austin Dillon and one with Paul Menard. While expressing his heartfelt condolence, Austin said, 

“Words can’t describe how I feel about (Harrison).The man was one of the first people to believe in me in the Cup Series. He gave me an opportunity to drive for James Finch, which gave me confidence to believe in myself at the top level.”

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Nick was in his first year with Kaulig racing and together with Justin Haley, he finished top-five two times and 12 top-10 finishes. Hailey mentioned Nick was a great friend and an all round friendly guy.